As a homeowner, you want to do everything you can to protect your property as well as your family. No one wants to imagine the worst, but it’s important to plan for every scenario if you want to protect your home and family. If your home catches fire, the last thing you want is to have that fire spread quickly throughout your home. Fortunately, today’s construction materials are built with every potential disaster in mind.
At The Construction Group in Woodbury, our roof and siding replacement contractors can help you choose the safest materials for your home. In this post, we’ll talk about reducing the fire risk to your home and what to do if a fire should occur.
1. Install Fire-Resistant Materials
One of the reasons some homes ignite and burn rapidly while others are slow to burn often comes down to outdated materials. If siding or roofing materials still look fine and insulates a home adequately, homeowners may not feel they have any reason to replace it. However, these older materials can be highly flammable and even be made from materials that are no longer manufactured for this reason.
Today’s modern asphalt shingles and siding materials are highly resistant to flames. An experienced roofing and siding contractor can help you decide which materials are the most fire-resistant.
2. Clear Your Gutters and Roof of Debris
During the fall and winter, it’s not uncommon for leaves and branches to collect on your rooftop or in your gutters. Dried leaves and branches can light up quickly when ignited.
Keeping your gutters clear can also help prevent water damage, ice dams, and animal infestations. To help keep your gutters clear, we offer seamless gutter installation with gutter guards.
3. Repair Roof and Siding Damage
Even if your siding and roof have been recently replaced, failing to keep up with regular repairs and maintenance can also create a fire risk.
Once your siding or roof has been fire damaged, the structural materials and interior of your home will no longer be protected. If your home is impacted by severe weather or due for an inspection, a professional contractor can inspect your roof and siding for holes or damage and make recommendations.
Call a Twin Cities Siding Contractor at The Construction Group
To learn more about ways to prevent fire damage in your home, connect with a member of our experienced and professional siding contractor team at The Construction Group. We can recommend the right materials to help protect your home and everyone who lives within its walls.
For a free quote on your roofing or siding The Construction Group in Woodbury today at 651-731-5857. You can also contact us online to learn more about our products and schedule your roof inspection.